The Beauty of Words and Being a Bookworm

The power of words vs the impact of visual.

With a new version of the Great Gatsby coming out on film (sadly next summer), I’ve had numerous conversations with friends about turning books into movies. I believe that some books aren’t meant to be movies and some movies shouldn’t ever be made into books. Their plot lines would just not hold up (please see any movie created by Lionsgate).

With Fitzgerald especially, I think written word reigns supreme. I’m a words girl. Letters. Books. Notes. I will always be the one to send a note to my loved ones via snail mail. I love how words can be used to create meaning and weave together our emotions.


What books are you currently reading?

Hustlin’ and Bustlin’

Here I go again.Another post where I apologize for going months on months without writing! Instead of another round of excuses, I will try to explain in pictures. Who doesn’t love visuals, right?So. What have I been up to?

Biked 100 miles. Yes, they got me in a helmet. Boo.


Cheered on a dear friend as she finished her breast cancer treatment.


Went to Milwaukee with some of my best friends to visit one of my best friends.


Went to Packers training camp and quite a few Packers games.

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Worked on my shooting skills.


Went to a punk rock concert and rioted my life (and inner teenager) away


Cheered on the Hawkeyes and tried to be a good alum despite our terrible ball play.


Ran the Chicago Marathon for the 2nd time and beat my time by 25 minutes. Ran in 4hrs 11 mins.


I hope you will accept my visual excuses! As always, feel free to catch me at the following on the regular:



Stay classy, my friends. I promise to write more. Really.